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I am the Curriculum Manger for 2 nutrition education programs that provide free nutrition education to low-income Mississippians through the Mississippi State University Extension Service. May we have permission to use the recipes from the Fruit and Veggie More Matters website in our programs?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
All of our recipes are free to use! We ask that, when possible, you indicate “Courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation” or “Courtesy of”. Please also note that some  Read More
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do you have a chart, on how much vitimines, most common veggies and fruit has in them?Thanks

Friday, May 27th, 2011
Our What’s In a ½ Cup Chart lists the top 25 fruits and vegetables nutritional information. You may also find our Fruits & Veggies Produce Wheel helpful too! It provides information about selection, storage and nutritional benefits of the top 25 fruits and veggies as well!
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Can the skin of the eggplant be eaten? For example, roast it then puree it or dice it whole and sautee it?

Thursday, May 26th, 2011
All parts of an eggplant are edible. Enjoy them which ever way to enjoy them the most and make sure to check out our Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Eggplants!
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i have type 2 diabetes could i eat vidalia onions

Thursday, May 26th, 2011
Fruits and vegetables are an important part of anyone’s diet, especially diabetics! All fruits and vegetables, including onions, are essential to diabetics most importantly because they are rich in  Read More
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I would like to have some of your brochures 5 A Day, The Color Way, for my church class and friends. Is there a charge? Thanks

Thursday, May 26th, 2011
Our message changed in 2007 from 5-A-Day to Fruits & Veggies—More Matters when the daily recommendations for fruits and vegetables changed. Therefore, the brochure you are referring to may be an older  Read More
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how do i get rid of o woodchuck???

Saturday, May 21st, 2011
No products are currently registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use as woodchuck repellents. For more information about woodchucks read Cornell’s Cooperative Extension woodchuck  Read More
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how big can a cabbage.

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
I am sure of what you are asking, but visit our Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Database for all of your selection and storage questions. Try our Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Cabbage too!
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How many proteins and fiber should a person get in a day[ that has trouble with diverticulitus and coliteus– plus being constipated?} Thanks

Monday, May 16th, 2011
It is important for individuals with chronic diverticulitis to consume diets that are high in fiber and have adequate fluid intake. However, some forms of colitis (Ulcertative Colitis and Chron’s disease)  Read More
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why is my tomato plants getting yellow spots on the leaves

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
It sounds like you could have either one of two problems, curly top virus or early blight. Curly top virus is transmitted by the beet leafhopper. Infected plants turn yellow and stop growing. Upper leaflets  Read More
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When we bring home veggies like zucchini, asparagus, broccoli and others, they are in plastic bags. Should they stay in bags and, if so, should the bags be closed? It seems to me that they do better out of the bag, where they can get air, so that they don’t get wet and rot.

Friday, May 6th, 2011
While some fruits and vegetables should be stored in their original package, others should not. Visit our Fruit & Veggie Nutrition Database for specific storage and selection questions for these vegetables.  Read More
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